Tesch joins anti-PEP meeting
Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch joined the Stop PEP11 Central Coast Virtual Town Hall hosted by Surfrider Foundation Australia, which aimed to unite the community against the renewal of PEP11.
"I heard members of my community stress the economic, environmental and social impacts that the renewal of PEP11 for offshore oil and gas exploration will have along our pristine coastline," said Ms Tesch.
"Recently the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report described the impacts on our future if we don't address the increasingly urgent challenge of climate change, as it will have disastrous impacts on our environment." said Ms Tesch.
"I am concerned that PEP11 will have detrimental impacts to our coastal ecosystems and will greatly impact our natural assets.
"This will only lead to fewer natural assets for future generations to enjoy, and the loss of valuable tourism assets, such as our beaches and waterways, which many of our local businesses rely on."
Media release, 23 Aug 2021
Liesl Tesch, Member for Gosford